Margaret Tvedten has been working as a professional artist since 1984. Working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art including watercolor, oil, pastel, steel and wood, her art is intended to evoke a feeling or memory. Most recently the nest series deals with the idea of home, family, and simple comforts.
Tvedten received her B.F.A. from Wayne State University, continued education at Cranbrook Academy of Art and The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and has studied alongside artists Stephen Beal, Stuart Shils and Ken Kewley. Commissioned works include murals for Northern Michigan Hospital and The Little Harbor Club, as well as cover artwork for the Michigan Bar Association, Concierge, Graham Real Estate, and the Chamber of Commerce Harbor Springs. Recent awards include Best of Show at Crooked Tree Art Center. She has created artwork to benefit charities such as The American Cancer Society, Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, the Hospitality House for Nothern Michigan Hospital, American Red Cross, Little Traverse Land Conservancy, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, the Harbor Springs CHamber of Commerce, as well as other community organizations. Her artwork is held in the collections of the Kresge Foundation, Alfred Shands, Northern Michigan Hospital, Caroline Bush, Woolworth collection, Paul Zlotoff, Geoffrey Fieger, Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Margaritta Taylor, Tucker and Cathy Morse, as well as the DeVos, Fruehauf, and Buhl families.